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mean lawrence o'donnell. the question is, did he know he was sitting down with a mad man? it's "way too early" for this. >>> good morning, i'm willie geist, this show is "way too early," a show that could not come up with an word at this early hour. awkward, uncomfortable. doesn't go far enough. i'm glad you're up watching on msnbc. listening live on sirius xm radio. shoot me an e-mail. let me know why you're awake. do what levi does and text the word awake. next 30 minutes will be the cram session. a lot to tell you about today, including an elaborate alleged terror plot against european cities foiled by intelligence agencies. plus, more awkward television. a lot of them this morning. as the well-known host of australia's top model makes it dramatic announcement of the winner. music played, tears of international fame dance in the winner's head. but, wait, there's a problem. a really big problem. we'll tell you about that in a moment. but first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. >>> a new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shedding light on
out of the republican senate primary to run as an independent. lawrence o'donnell asked charlie krys if there are any positions that he held as a republican that he's abandoned as an independent. >> i'm pro life. but they passed a bill in the florida legislature that would have required an ultra sound be performed on any woman contemplating stuff and also require that she would have to pay for it. i vetoed that bill because when it comes to the overall spectrum of things, my view is tax cuts, hell yes! your government in your bedroom, hell no! that sort of really defines charlie krys, i'm a frugal guy. i want to be as careful with the public's dollars as possible, especially in this economy. but i don't want to impose my personal will on people either. we're independent people. up in of us like to be told what to do on any issue. we need to respect the rights of others and that's my point of view on the issues. fiscal conservative who's a social moderate who wants to respect all and make sure that the views of the people are put first rather than the views of the party. >> be sure to
of the financial world. >>> still ahead on "way too early," lawrence o'donnell gives up his strategy for the lee vif johnston interview. he ripped off the questions verbatim from another famous interview and not ashamed to admit it. >>> give you five bucks to guess which country in the world is number one in math and science. the story and how they're pulling it off. introducing our quattron quadpixel technology. it adds yellow to the standard rgb color system, for colors never before seen on tv. notice the lifelike color on this yellow seahorse, oh sorry, yellow-ish seahorse on your tv with three color technology. observe this stunning blue sea, in your mind that is. well, you get the picture. actually, you don't. [ male announcer ] quattron from sharp. you have to see it, to see it. let's raise a glass to cookies just out of the oven. to the morning bowl of cereal. and to lactaid® milk. easy to digest and with all the calcium and vitamin d of regular milk. [ female announcer ] lactaid®. the original lactose-free milk. everybody has somebody to go heart healthy for.r milk. who's your somebody
with lawrence o'donnell" he asked him to wie in on what the white house has called a deliberative approach the president has taken in afghanistan. >> this is the conflict within obama, quite frankly. he's commander in chief. he knows and he committed himself in the campaign to make this the war we were going to pay attention to. but intellectually, he looks at the data, the intelligence on the afghan war and there's a lot of dreary, negative news. in fact, just back in may he came out of one of the monthly reviews, the top secret kind of assessments they make in the situation room of the white house and said, given this definition of the problem, i don't know how we come up with a solution. so this is a war that hangs in the balance. it's not clear where it's going. and this is the portrait of him unvarnished, unspun, detail after detail meeting db there are thousands of words where he's talking, where he's asking questions. you're absolutely right, it's different from bush. bush's meetings were essentially, my gut tells me we should invade iraq, how are we going to do it? >> you don't wan
. >> 10:00 eastern time. lawrence o'donnell. >> i read "the new york times" story yesterday, lawrence. my question simple. how does an 84-year-old get up and do what you do at 10:00 every night? >> i will have in makeup for about 20 hours before, before i go live. >> that's exciting. >> do this show this morning so i think my energy curve is going to hit bottom around 9:30 tonight. >> before you go on the air. >> big story tonight. we are talking about it. breaking news while the president was interviewed. snooki rushed to the hospital for alcohol poisoning. we'll keep -- >> how could that possibly -- >> we'll keep you informed. >> what are you doing? >> snooki, not a resident of new jersey. so let's move from snooki to public education. what's your takeaway the t president? >> she is great on this issue. bill clinton, both george bushes and barack obama talks about education more passionately than any other issue. can he get republicans that don't want to work with him on anything work with him on this. >> john, it seems that this might be one issue of bipartisan agreement. >> so far the
. >> keith olbermann and lawrence o'donnell and chris matthews all coming up in just a second. can you hold on for a moment before i come back to you? >> i'll just wait here. thanks for staying us with at home on what promises tock a very, very business election night. the last big night of primaries for this year's elections. tonight's the night we learn the final matchups. with news from new york, new hampshire, delaware, maryland, massachusetts, rhode island, wisconsin, and the district of columbia. will insurgent conservative movement candidates keep picking off the republican establishment? will the sharron angle and rand pauls of this election year have more company as candidates no one can quite believe keep winning major party nominations for major political office. >> you can't masturbate without lust. >> oh dear. tonight's results from the delaware senate primary with keith olbermann, chris matthews and lawrence o'donnell, made silver about the stats of what is likely to happen next in november. it's all ahead in this tonight's primary hour of "the rachel maddow show." thank you f
the launch of lawrence o'donnell's new show which is tonight right after this hour. we shall celebrate the arrival of our new desk which inexplicably has something to do with the start of lawrence's new show with you i'm not sure what. i'm very excite body my new desk. we shall also celebrate the return of barack hussein obama. he is back in talking points just in case any republicans previous efforts to convince you he is secretly foreign did not work on you, they're going to give it one more shot. that's all to come over the course of the hour. >>> but we begin tonight by putting a giant asterisk on the well worn political truism that all politics is local. the big decision democrats had to make about this year's elections was whether or not they would try to run this year's elections as a national campaign, whether they were going to try to run as democrats versus republicans or whether they were going to try to block out everything happening at the national level and, instead, hope that each individual congressional and senate and governor's race would just be viewed as an individu
't ask, don't tell." not today. all the political and practical details with msnbc's lawrence o'donnell. and "don't ask, don't tell" expert nathaniel frank. >>> and this jaw-dropping exchange between senator john mccain and a reporter. >> find out if someone -- i don't know if they are. they do not. they do not. they do not. you can say they are. >> that is the case, senator. >> major mike almy joins us live. >>> and the senator standing for reelection by write-in scores a sad own goal against her own campaign. the "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. >>> today in the united states senate, language in the defense authorization bill that would let the military "don't ask, don't tell" fell to defeat. senate republicans, in fact, took the historic step of filibustering the entire defense authorization bill in order to maintain the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. they would not even allow debate on the defense bill because it included that language to let the military repeal its own policy on keeping gay people out of the military. and so we don't have a bill to fund the military this
on afghanistan policy. last night on lawrence o'donn l o'donnell's new show "the last word" lawrence asked the president what the situation in afghanistan would look like today if the administration had adopted biden's strategy of fewer troops. >> president obama is president of the united states. i told him i would give him my unvarnished opinion and back it up with the facts as i saw them. the president had the most thorough going review. the american people should read bob woodward's book, at the end of the book they'll see a president who was a leader, a president who approached problems in an analytical way and made sound decisions that everyone signed on to including joe biden. >> that's been the argument from the white house. no controversy here, just vigorous debate at the white house. joe biden also addressed the part of the book where biden reportedly called richard holbrooke "the most egotist cal bastard i ever met." >> it may not shock you that people talk about dixie just about they talking about my being too loquacious. they didn't say the end of the sentence. i told the pres
of "hardball." and lawrence o'donnell. the host of the soon to debut last word with lawrence o'donnell. thanks. i really appreciate it. let me ask you this. you think no question the republican party finds a by to fall in love with her and get behind her? >> they have to. i already saw a letter from the senate republican campaign committee. they've already gotten excited about her. they are going to do what they have to do. i think you pointed out rather correctly, you notice the fact that the defeated republican candidate didn't endorse her tonight. so that bit of fence mending has yet to be done and it may not be done. i would have been shocked if she had gotten 40% tonight. up until late today, in fact, well into the evening, the establishment types from delaware were saying, this isn't going to happen. this is a shattering upset. there is no doubt about it. nobody expected it. they were talking 60% for castle late this afternoon. they assumed they had her well in hand. and look what she did. >> lawrence, what is the end of mike castle's political career mean tonight? a 9-term congressman,
secretary, arne duncan. >>> we've have one of our own tonight right here on msnbc "last word with lawrence o'donnell" tonight 10:00 eastern. >> lawrence o'donnell adding msnbc host to his long list of accomplishments in washington and hollywood, and he joins us now. lawrence, i want to start with a question i posed to matthew dowd, former bush political adviser and it has to do with watching alan grayson, the democratic member of congress down there in a republican district. and i've been hearing from more and more democrats saying why aren't more democrats nationally channeling anger the way alan grayson does? >> it does seem to be working for him. but that is district by district judgment. it's also a personality issue. i mean a lot of the guys simply don't have that performance level in them if you want to call it that. and they don't actually feel that way. i mean, alan grayson, within the democratic party, makes some of the most extreme statements within the democratic party about the other side. he's not somebody who is looking to forge a coalition with some republican on a subcommity to try t
mexico. last night the last word with lawrence o'donnell vice president joe biden talked about the high stakes for his party. >> a lot of democrats who might have been thinking about doing exactly what a lot of republicans did. not show up and vote in the primary. well, this is a wake-up call to democrats. we have to show up and we have to make our case and focus on the differences, not the personalities. >> nbc mike vukvukiera is in ne mexico. >> let's continue with what joe biden told lawrence o'donnell. the president also had an interview where he told some of these base democrats or reported to be apathetic. you know about the so-called enthusiasm gap. you cannot sit this one out. the message from the white house, it is time to stop all your sobbing and today the president continues on now with these backyard discussions. we're here in this setting in the land of enchantment outside of albuquerque, new mexico. this is the latest in a series of discussions. he gathers these people in backyards and most of these people are supporters of the administration, obviously. the point here is
? charles writes -- lawrence o'donnell is host of "the last word," which debuts this coming monday at 10:00 p.m. eastern time and jonathan allen is with politico. jonathan, because the last word, i'm going to let somebody else get the first word. jonathan, charles kraut is saying they -- >> i think a lot of these people are disallusioned from the past. the kind of people who described themselves as conservative first. if you're a political strategist in the midterm election when most people don't vote, you take the energy of the tea party and hope for the best. at happens when political parts lose, that in the following ele, basically, the base is what energizes it. we saw it -- we've seen it happen inside of the democratic party before. we've seen it insisted republican party frankly multiple times. isn't this in many ways history repeating itself. >> yes, exactly the kind of energy that the democrats had in 2006 and then again in 2008 because they had something -- they had a regime to overthrow in the congress, and then you know in the white house. and so, there is no energy in politic
want to go. ♪ i didn't think much of it till i took it apart >>> lawrence o'donnell hosts "the last word", he had pretty prevok tif interviews with a candidate named levi johnston. >> what's your position on ghoebal warming? >> there are man's activities that can be contributed to the issues that we're dealing with now with the impacts. >> no, i don't. >> you don't believe it's manmade? or you do believe it's manmade? >> i don't believe it's manmade. >> do you believe evolution have you been taught as an accepted scientific principle or one of theories. >> it should be taught as an accepted principle. >> you're kind of getting over my head on these things here. i don't really know how to answer that question. >> lawrence o'donnell, great to see you, congratulations on the new show. do you believe evolution should be taught as an accepted principle or one of several theories? >> one i was afraid of. you're going over my head on this stuff. >> you don't watch television, do you? >> i love that kid. he's honest and straight forward and he's not embarrassed. and look, i rescored his ans
stuff. keep it in the wasilla family. on "last word" with lawrence o'donnell. night one joe biden. >> night two, another political leader, levi johnson. levy is running for mayor up there in wasilla, alaska. we'll get to the bad part in a minute. lawrence asked levi what he thought about bristol on "dancing with the stars." >> what are you doing instead? >> better things to do. i have my son to worry about. i got family. i got family. i got stuff to do around the house. i got friends, reading up on all this stuff, trying to become mayor. i got a jobl. i have much better stuff to dothan sit around and watching tv. >> that makes sense. he's not watching tv shows. >> he's got stuff to do around the house. >> lawrence's position heading into this interview is levi johnson is a candidate for office, running for mayor. so he should be held to the same standards as all national political leaders? "meet the press." >> what's your position on global warming? do you believe it's man-made or not? >> no i don't. >> you don't believe it's man-made or you do believe it's man-made? >> i don't be
lawrence o'donnell. this one you want to see, believe me. >>> good wednesday morning, i'm chris jansing. live from msnbc world headquarters in new york. well, with the potential republican takeover of congress breathing down his neck, a newly energized and clearly fired up president obama is back on the road and he's got an awful lot at stake. this is the barack obama that fired up an electorate and took the white house. >> the prediction among the pundits is, this is going to be a blood letting for democrats. that's what they're saying in washington. we can't let this country fall backwards because the rest of us didn't care enough to fight. the stakes are too high for our country and for your future and i'm going to get throughout and fight as hard as i can and i know you are, too, to make sure we keep moving forward. >> that was before a raucous crowd last night. now, today, the president wraps up his four-state tour with stops in two more key states. iowa and virginia. mike viqueira is traveling with the president and joins us from des moines and, mike, we have seen him return to th
in the first place. vice president biden echoed that message on the last word with lawrence o'donnell last night. >> there is some on the democratic base, not the core that are angry because we didn't get every single thing they want. it's time to buck up here and understand that we can make things better. continue to move forward. >> well, father and son with us now. delaware attorney beau biden. thanks for joining us. general, let's talk about the democratic base and the president now in wisconsin telling rolling stone it's irresponsible to sit out the election. the vice president, your dad has no apologies for talking about the winers in manchester, new hampshi hampshire. what do you think the challenge is for democrats? >> to get out the vote. it's as simple as that. i can speak best to delaware. we have 47% of the state registered democrats. the challenge for me and chris and john is to get out the vote in the state of delaware. you will see that happen. i can speak to what's going on in our little state and others can speak better to what's going nationally. that's what we are doing.
, this was not much of a night for the conventional wisdom. lawrence o'donnell, host of the last word debuting here september 27th at 10:00 p.m. >> good to be here, keith. >> she can't win, that's from matt kibby of freedom works yesterday. tea party conventional wisdom is no longer applicable? >> there is no conventional wisdom for the tea party, keith. we don't have a neat precedent, which is what all political analysis needs, a neat precedent to tell us how this is going to behave and how this is going to work in the general election. yes, this is better news for the democrats than mike castle getting the nomination. the presumption was mike castle would easily roll to victory in delaware, mainstream delaware republican candidacy. the christine o'donnell candidacy is considered far too extreme for delaware, it wasn't too extreme tonight. it wasn't too extreme for republican primary voters. >> turnout was about a quarter higher than expected. who voted for her? >> well, that's the indication of real energy behind her candidacy, you don't see turnout bumps on these kinds of primaries in off year e
in the republican party, who is there now to tell her now. that does it for us. the last word with lawrence o'donnell. he interviews vice president biden. hi. >> good to be here for the first show. >> we're all pulling for you. >> i could not have a better lead-in. >> break a leg. >> thanks, rachel. 223 years ago tomorrow, congress sent the constitution to the states for ratification. delaware was the first to ratify and became the first state. since then delaware has stayed politely quiet exerting minimal influence on our politics until the first delawarean was elected in 2008 there by opening a senate seat seriously pursued by a former self-described witch turned true believer on tax cuts. delaware's own joe biden will join me to discuss many things, how democrats can counter republican tax cut rhetoric, tea party extremism and hold onto power in the house and senate. >>> all but certain congress will leave without resolving one of the biggest fights of the fall, whether to extend the bush tack cuts. >> the democratic house and senate in a state of paralysis afraid to vote for tax cuts, afraid to n
with lawrence o'donnell." >> i never thought we'd be taking the mood down when we take over from you. but we may just actually do it tonight. >> it's the tea party coloring book. >> now i'm intimidated. >> thanks, rachel. >> bye, lawrence. >> 34 days now to the midterms. >> democrats say yes, republicans say never. >> give the house an opportunity in a fair and open debate to extend all of the current tax rates. >> 39 house democrats defect today and join an attempt to avoid tax cuts now. >> the nays are 209. >> speaker pelosi has to cast the deciding vote at the end of the week. >> irresponsibility on the part of this congress. >> and now they're about to walk away without even voting to protect americans. congress must not adjourn until we vote. >> the president finally uses the bully bull pit to bully. >> the policies we fought so hard for to change in 2008. >> but in the politics of taxation, can reality trump myth. >> somehow there's a myth out there, that we have raised taxes on small businesses. in fact we've lowered taxes on just about everybody. >> he's pushed for progressive taxation,
governor jeb bush -- >> speaking of florida. >> and lawrence o'donnell -- is he going to interview us? plus lawrence explains his line of questioning for levi johnston the other night on "the last word." it turns out he borrowed page from katie couric. it's plagiarism. [ male announcer ] if you have type 2 diabetes, you struggle to control your blood sugar. you exercise and eat right, but your blood sugar may still be high, and you need extra help. ask your doctor about onglyza, a once daily medicine used with diet and exercise to control high blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. adding onglyza to your current oral medicine may help reduce after meal blood sugar spikes and may help reduce high morning blood sugar. [ male announcer ] onglyza should not be used to treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. tell your doctor if you have a history or risk of diabetic ketoacidosis. onglyza has not been studied with insulin. using onglyza with medicines such as sulfonylureas may cause low blood sugar. some symptoms of low blood sugar are shaking, sweating and rapid heartbeat. call your
. >> savannah guthrie at the white house. >>> it's now ten minutes past the hour. >>> lawrence o'donnell is the host of "last word" with lawrence o'donnell. five weeks before the midterm election, just how much trouble is the democrats in? >> in 1994 when we had that huge shift and the democrats lost the house and the senate. at this point in the process, no one knew that that would happen, there were no polling indications that that would happen, no pundits predicted. this is the worst shape the democrats have ever been in. >> so the president's team is now putting him on college campuses in a series of appearances to too toy bring in those surge voters from 2008, would you characterize that as a hail mary pass. >> what it really is a move back to things that worked in the past. we have seen the president go into the town hall venue, didn' work so well, having people ask him questions, so now they're putting him back on stage in that celebrity mode. remember what obama's problem was? he was a celebrity, that's when he was the most popular, so now they're going to put him back in that g
strategy. lawrence o'donnell will join me live. >>> and we'll talk about a new memoir that takes a hard look at race and her own family. my job is to listen to the needs and frustrations of the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel or restaurant workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. our job is to listen and find ways to help. that means working with communities. restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. and our efforts aren't coming at tax-payer expense. i know people are wondering-- now that the well is capped, is bp gonna meet its commitments? i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. i'm gonna be here until we make this right. how's it work? ok, she's gas. he's constipation... why am i constipation? ...he's diarrhea. and our special fiber helps our probiotics so that yo
night reiterated his message and told lawrence o'donnell that the same democrats need to buck up. he's here in albuquerque today. thomas, the line between campaigning and policymaking is always pretty tenuous and today is pretty obliterated and today the president will take out after republicans that pledge to america that they unveiled last thursday and the white house has been poking holes in it ever since and taking target practice and all the things cut in education is the theme if spending levels were frozen at 2008 levels as house republicans have proposed, thomas. >> as i look behind you, i think i'm looking at crawford. >> you're not the first person to point that out. the press working space is actually in a horse corral here. >> you know, just an observation from one guy to another. mike viqueira, thank you so much. >>> vice president joe biden is soften his message to fellow democrats, but not by very much. during a visit to new hampshire on monday he said, "stop whining." take a look at the alternatives and that drew angry responses from the angry base that he was trying
, no. i don't understand. >> no, really. lawrence o'donnell gets the last word here on msnbc. we'll have a preview of his big premier tonight straight ahead. >>> but first, actually, it was courtesy a little bit of governor bredeson. our "washington speak" today, green room. not what you saw. you saw matt lauer interview the president in the green room earlier. the green room on the first floor of the white house. white house historians say it's a favorite for the scale and distinctive decor. by the way, i love how with the white house, we come up with the complicated names. the red room. the blue-green. the green room. >> green room. there was a green-colored canvas and the first declaration of war signed in this room in 1812. full of facts now. if you have "washington speak" for us to clarify, send us an e-mail. [ rumbling ] [ air whooshing ] [ crunch! ] [ male announcer ] 11 grams of delicious whole grain. one mighty toasted crunch. new wheat thins crunch stix. the crunch is calling. you struggle to control your blood sugar. you exercise and eat right, but your blood sugar may
now after his spectacularly successful debut, it is time for "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell. >> i'd be nowhere without any lead-in. >> good luck. >> thanks, rachel. >>> in the words of deepak chopra, when you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. after months of distrust, suspicion, infidelity and lying, democratic leaders push back against a loud, frustrated activist base and it turns out you really do hurt the ones you love. >> you don't have to apologize for being emotional about your dad who served our country as a marine. that's -- i get emotional. >> the president now comes face-to-face with the raw emotion of his base on the campaign trail. the base angry and fired up at the white house. >> those who didn't get everything they wanted -- >> you guys beat up the base and brow beat them too much and didn't offer progressive enough agenda. >> the base wants red meat. they don't want a lecture. >> there's no read maet to serve between now and 'lekz day. it has simplified its message to the left side of their party. >> the base should, quote, stop wh
't know what they're for. >> don't miss lawrence o'donnell's last word on the biggest issues and most compelling stories of the day. "the last word" airs weeknights at 10:00 p.m. time only on msnbc. >>> palestinian president mahmoud abbas said he will wait at least one week before deciding whether or not to quit middle east peace talks with israel. that development comes after the united states, france, england and the united nations expressed disappointment over israel's refusal to haveextend a ten-mon building freeze on the west bank. meanwhile, george mitchell has been sent to israel in hopes of breaking the problems in the negotiations. >>> the old saying it never rains in california, well it was never literally hotter there in downtown los angeles. downtown l.a. hitting 113 degrees breaking the all-time record of 112 set back in june 1990. the heat has led to tens of thousands of power outages. in the meantime, the dry conditions have firefighters on alert for flash wildfires. today is forecast to be another hot one, no records are expected to be broken. >>> here is your "first l
and stuff. you can check out "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell here on nbc. >>> here is the announcement for the highly anticipated grand finale winner of the "next top model" contest. >> it's you, kelsey. no. no. i'm so sorry about this. oh, my god. i don't know what to say. this is not -- this was a complete accident. i am so sorry. it's amanda. i am so sorry. it was fed to me wrong. >> how does that happen? the winner was a really good sport about it all. she gave a nod to the actual winner. >> of course it felt good to win for that 30 seconds. but, you know, amanda won fair and square with the votes. and i am here for the career. i want a modeling career, and you know, to be -- i feel like i have achieved that. >> don't you hate it when that happens, when it gets fed to you wrong? just hate that. >>> the recession may be over, but there is interesting new information about the way it has affected everyday life and marriage. >>> some days you cannot start the day without a cup of coffee. according to a new study by duncan donuts, nurses and physicians need their co
't a big deal. >> glenn: it's not. then lawrence o'donnell reminded us there are tens of thousands just milling around the mall at any given time. >> so look, on a typical summer saturday on the mall, 80,000 is not a big deal. that is the flow-through traffic of tourists. >> glenn: so there you go. you have 380,000 right there before you even make a single phone call to a union member. now i say if you don't get at least one to 5 million people to show up for this event, you have to consider it an absolute failure so now what is the big rally all about? according to the group, it is going to promote family and individual responsibility. that is a good thing. here is the communication workers of america president larry cohen. >> bring your family. mobilize your community. this is a time to reach out. this is a time to say it's our country. >> glenn: okay. that's interesting, because here is what he said about 8-28. >> i ask you to bring your son or daughter. stand here. i know, i know that if you do your job, if you pledge to yourself that you will restore honor in our own life, we will
, he told democrats to stop bhining. then he talked to lawrence o'donnell on the last word. >> it's time to buck up here and understand we can make things better and continue to move forward. not yield the playing field to those folk who is are against everything that we stand for in terms of the initiatives we put forward. >> mike viquiera is in albuquerque, new mexico, traveling with the president. back yard chats of the new black. >> the president likes these venues and is in the land of enchantment to talk about education. he plans we are told to go after republicans and their pledge to america. of course republicans want to cut all funding back to 2008 levels and the administration and democrats said let's stop and look at the repercussions and law enforcement. from here he flies on to madison, wisconsin with a big rally to recapture the campaign magic consistent with the message he and joe biden gave yesterday. it's inexcusable if people sit this election out. this is not about just voting during presidential elections. you have to show commitment here. you have to have the
is lawrence o'donnell, host of "the last word" which premiers next monday on msnbc. thanks for joining me, lawrence. i got to talk to you here because as a daughter of a man who was a master sergeant in the army, when you hear in this book of the infighting, one shouldn't be surprised, but it is unnerving when you think about the lives. 100,000 lives that are over there fighting this war. >> having been in those rooms, both in the white house and the congress, in these kinds of governing meetings, for me, never about military issues. always about domestic policy. i'm actually encouraged by this. i want the decision-makers on war to be passionate about what they're working on, to feel very strongly about their positions. i mean, imagine if what we were reading was a group of undecideds who were very gentlemanly and polite to each other and not really coming at it with a perspective based on their own experience. you know, richard holbrooke delivers a strong perspective in here, which is different from the military perspective, and i'm glad that both of those are in the same room. i'm glad
of the soon to debut msnbc show "the last word," lawrence o'donnell. >> john knows when. >> 10:00 p.m. eastern. >> msnbc will have live programming for people coming home in l.a. to, you know, catch up on the day's news. >> that's terrific. >> one stop, they can catch up on everything that's happened. what? >> we have donald trump on the phone, as well, joining the conversation. >> oh. >> i have a little -- >> i cede my time then. >> i have an issue. with him. he and i are friends but i think this is a stunt. donny disagrees. have you read this letter? >> tell him what happened. >> here you go, lawrence. it is the controversial proposed islamic community center in new york city that now has a new bidder and that's donald trump on the phone with us right now. trump yesterday offered to buy the site because he says it would end a quote highly divisive situation. he wrote in part this, lawrence. please let this letter serve to represent my offer to purchase your site located at 45 park place, new york, new york, 10007 for what you paid plus 25%. now, the investor denied the offer because accordin
the lawrence o'donnell show. no. >> you can't. o'donne o'donnell county. >> i thought about it for a tenth of a second. >> no. >> you know, there's a bit of a concept suggested in it. it is the last broadcast word on this network. >> it is the last word. >> the end of the news cycle so you've been -- some people following this story of the day since john heilemann talked about it at 6:00 a.m. and sampled other stuff. >> how do you make it different? >> do i goat finish my pitch of the show? >> how do you make it different from what john heilemann said? >> i'm thinking about not shaving. okay. there's that. >> willie? >> so far, so good. >> i like it. >> may just be a wardrobe thing. the difference. i don't know. >> i love him. >> lighting. >> i'll be watching. >> lighting, lighting. we'll talk. >> you know what they say about lighting. >> yeah. >> the difference between porn and art, lighting. seriously -- lighting's important. >> the show i have wanted to do and wanted to do would be called -- >> how the west was won? >> packages with lawrence o'donnell. and now the pros are laughing. a p
on the show to do that. >> thank you, rachel. >>> coming up on "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell, lawrence talks with levi johnston. yes, that levi johnston. yes, it's happening. >>> i'm going to show you how to get all the way from crazy racist nonsense to crazy racist nonsense in a few simple steps. follow along closely now. i think that this is only barely legal on tv. first, on thursday we told you about new york republican jim russell. mr. russell is running against democratic congresswoman nita lowey just north of new york city. jim russell is the republican running against nita lowey regardless of whether or not the republican party likes that fact. because mr. russell has a record of racist ranting that makes carl paladino's most racist e-mails blush. quote, parents need to be reminded that they have a natural obligation as essential as providing food and shelter to instill in their children that acceptance of appropriate ethnic boundaries for socialization and for marriage. that's from an essay jim russell wrote in 2001 for a white supremacist quarterly. it was dredged u
't serious in the first place. in the meantime, the vice president on with lawrence o'donnell last night explained those whiner comments. >> there's some on the democratic base, not the core of it, that are angry because we didn't get every single thing they want. it's time to just buck up here, understand that we can make things better. continue to move forward. >> the president, meanwhile, on the road today. this evening he'll try to capture the old campaign magic at a college campus in wisconsin. his first stop, albuquerque, which is where we find mike viqueira traveling with the president this morning. mike, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. we are in the land of enchantment here. the president will hold another in a series of those backyard discussions he's come to love so much apparently according to aides. the line between politics and campaigning and policy and campaigning is never very clear, it's about to be obliterated over the course of the next two days by the president. he's going to, according to aides, really take off after the pledge to america, of course, unveile
, lawrence o'donnell, and thank you willie geist for "getting us up in the morning." "the last word" premieres monday the 27th a great day to start 10:00 eastern time. >>> up next. they're back again. the sunshine boys all at it again. former president carter. who carter says blocked the president's proposals out of personal spike. well, we'll get into that when we return. this is "hardball." >>> well, now to the five senate seats most likely to switch parties according to first reid. all going from "d" to "r." number five illinois a toss-up race. once held by president obama. number four pennsylvania, where republican pat toomey leads joe sestak. number three, indiana where former republican senator dan coats. it looks like he'll win back his old job. number two, arkansas, where senator blanche lincoln trails by double digits. and the most likely to switch parties, north dakota. notice delaware's off of that list after christine o'donnell knocked off mike cast thel week. still, all ten seats held by democrats. the republicans have a good shot to win. win. win-win. a what ? a win-wi
're in a campaign season. is this a crazy thing do. >> that's the last word. lawrence o'donnell, jonathan allen of the politico. thanks so much. go statesman. that's "hardball." thanks for being with us. right notice time for "the ed show" with ed schultz. >>> good evening, americans and welcome to "the ed show." tonight, live from minneapolis, these stories on the table and hit my hot buttons at this hour. how about this, glenn beck's got a crush on republican governor chris christie, when christie's not bullying teachers he's trying to bully voters. i'll talk to a voter who sparred with christie in just a moment. >>> and speaking of beck, he's the one saying, violence is going to be coming from the left? well, a male sharron angle supporter tea partier reportedly punched a female harry reid supporter during a candidate forum last night. oh, yeah! radio talk show host heidi harris was there, and we'll get that story and get some rapid fire response. >>> and tea partier christine o'donnell, ben quail and demon sheep have one thing in common. details coming up in "the playbook" tonight and the c
had to say to lawrence o'donnell on a show about motivating the base and where they stand. let's listen. >> there's some on the democratic base, not the core of it that are angry because we didn't get every single thing they want. it's time to just buck up here, understand that we can make things better, continue to move forward and not yield the playing field to those folks who are against everything that we stand for in terms of the initiatives that we put forward. >> the president said the same thing, it's time to buck up. really, dude, that's your message. i can't stand you, go vote for me. some interpreting it as a call to arms. they are insulted. >> they shouldn't be insulted they should be concerned what the results are infay don't engage. there is a clear choice here. i don't take offense to the straight talk coming from the vice president or the straight talk coming from the president. the president, i thought, hit it out of the park when he said if you disengage and don't vote and you weresent serious about change in the first place. we as americans can't expect chang
. >> thank you, rachel. >>> coming up on "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell, lawrence talks with levi johnston. yes, that levi next on this show, white supremacist football. and one crazy new york congressional election. and how. bake it, in the oven. well kraft corporation, i'm on to you. going after the grown ups and trying to muscle me out but i'm not going anywhere. [ male announcer ] kraft macaroni & cheese. you know you love it. you struggle to control your blood sugar. you exercise and eat right, but your blood sugar may still be high, and you need extra help. ask your doctor about onglyza, a once daily medicine used with diet and exercise to control high blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. adding onglyza to your current oral medicine may help reduce after meal blood sugar spikes and may help reduce high morning blood sugar. [ male announcer ] onglyza should not be used to treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. tell your doctor if you have a history or risk of diabetic ketoacidosis. onglyza has not been studied with insulin. using onglyza with medicines such as
candidate levi johnston got himself a grilling last night. our own lawrence o'donnell peppered johnston with some of the very same questions that seem to stop sarah palin in her interview with katie couric back in 2008. >> what newspapers and magazines do you read regularly? >> i read "frontiersman" every once in a while. >> do you believe evolution should be taught as scientific principle or one of several theories? >> you're getting over my head here on some of these things. i don't know how to answer that one. >> i like an honest politician who is willing to say i don't know when he doesn't know. do you believe pakistan is -- "frontiersman" doesn't have much to say about that, right? >> oh, lawrence, what a meanie. at least he didn't pretend to know. >> that's true. whatever. i don't know y think levi still accomplished what he wanted to accomplish. he got on tv. >>> in other news, he's not tuning in to watch his former love on "dancing with the stars." that's okay, because aappareppa everyone else is. >>> coming up next, chris jansing. >> at 1:00, andrea mitchell reports. tim caine
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